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Planning sector in line for ‘profound changes’ due to climate crisis

Planners must advocate for environmentally sustainable work with their clients and communities, says new president of planning body

Killian Woods

Business reporter

19th January, 2020
Dr Conor Norton, head of the TU Dublin Environment and Planning school

The planning sector is in line for a difficult adjustment period with climate change due to enforce “profound changes”, the new Irish Planning Institute (IPI) president has warned.

Last week, Dr Conor Norton, head of the TU Dublin Environment and Planning school, was elected president of the IPI for a two-year period. He succeeded Joe Corr of Corr & Associates Spatial Planning.

As an academic researcher and consultant, Norton has contributed to national...

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